Re: Changing our Language

Subject: Re: Changing our Language
From: David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 1995 13:39:30 -0500

>It is our professional obligation to follow these rules in order to make our
>communication clear. If language needs to change, leave it to the academics who
>have changed language in the past to do so.

French is defined by the Academie Francaise. <no accents available> English
is defined by its users.

My grandfather, who was born in Tsarist Russia, but educated in England,
used to say "Dictionaries record what I write."

David (idiot boy) Ibbetson
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